Othello Essay By Samantha Dharma In Shakespeare’s “Othello”, the role of women is deeply emphasized; the significant characters of the play Othello, Iago, and Casio, each have a lady that stands behind him. These women each have commitment to remain faithful and respect their husband’s needs, especially Desdemona and Emilia. Desdemona is the victim of this play; Shakespeare portrays her as the loyal wife even up to her death. Throughout the story, Desdemona appears to live for her husband. Desdemona’s one goal in life is to please her husband. Emilia represents another aspect of female strength, less logical character, which relies on her sense of instinct.
She understands her role as a wife (act 4, scene 3) Emilia is talking to Desdemona about husbands. ‘ Yet we have some revenge. Let husbands know Their wives have sense like them. They see, and smell, and have their palates both for sweet and sour, As husbands have. What is it they do When they change us for others? Is it sport? I think it is. And doth affection breed it? I think it doth.
Is’t frailty that thus errs? It is so too. And have not we affections, Desires for sport, and frailty, as men have?’ (page 217 line 104-113).
Emilia and her husband Iago have different affiliation than Desdemona and Othello. Desdemona and Othello truly love each other, while Emilia, having no common sense of hatred towards Othello, has never actually loved Iago.
She educate Desdemona, she is ignorant of Iago’s evil nature and is also unsuspecting of his plot against Othello. Bianca appears to have a very insignificant role in the play, yet she as a major role in the death of Desdemona. Bianca’s relationship with Cassio, seems as though Bianca really wanted to have a relationship with him, (scene 3, act 4).
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It begins as Desdemona and Emilia exit as Bianca enters. Bianca begins to question Cassio about his whereabouts. Iago often refers to her as a prostitute, ‘A house wife that by selling her desires, buys herself bread and clothes’.
She falls in love with Cassio, but he does not speak of his affection for her because of his need for status, and her social status would affect this noticeably.